Poetry. Careful attention reveals that, even in moments that seem insignificant, our minds are constantly navigating disjunctions among registers of experience. Our intellect silently reminds our eyes that the car that appears to be moving between leaves is actually behind them and much larger. The sound of the vacuum cleaner in the next room is noise to be ignored. The phrase that arises in mind belongs to a conversation earlier in the day. Clear thinking demands that these navigations remain unconscious. But what if they're meaningful, or productive, in themselves? What if they're necessary to help us find a more meaningful place in the world? BRANCHES explores these questions.
Excerpt @ The Cultural Society
Mark Truscott is the author of Said Like Reeds or Things (2004), NATURE (2010), which was shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry, and BRANCHES (2018). Poems from BRANCHES have appeared in Event, The Walrus and on the Cultural Society website. Truscott was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Burlington, ON. He lives in Toronto.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN